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Profiles of Students, Staff, Teachers

‘I like to keep kindergarten playful and academic’

It’s been thirty-two years and counting for this second-generation educator...

Big shoes to fill, but ‘things can be different, and it can be OK’

Korie Wilson-Crawford is ready for the challenge of leading a district unfamiliar with leadership changes...

Profesor de Rockstar: Randall Domeier

Songs, festivities and decorations make for a lively and bright classroom, but Spanish teacher Randall Domier’s energy is what inspires and impacts his students and colleagues...

‘Committed to everything he tries’

Between school work, a job, marching band and theater, this student steps up to provide warm clothing to community agricultural workers...

Finding her passion

A decade ago Nicole Durso had to make a tough decision between a career in the restaurant industry or one in the classroom. Fortunately for students, she chose the latter...

Her two No. 1 priorities: ‘keep them safe and keep them learning’

She still gets to interact with students, and will help craft professional development for her colleagues...

Always in the action, gym teacher connects through play

After 37 years teaching, this teacher refuses to stand on the sidelines...

Spreading joy, for Alice

After a big loss, a Caledonia family is doing something special for Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center in memory of their daughter...

School Supply Santa plans to gift staff to show support, thanks

Denise Kooiker realizes school staff members are tired and weary. so she’s started an initiative to support their mental health...

Former Wyoming Park student athlete is new AD for EGR

Chris Zylstra is the new athletic director for East Grand Rapids. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Laser tag advocate, magician, teen empathizer

Derek Dillon is the new assistant principal at the Rockford Freshman Center. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Listening, believing in students

Johana Rodriguez-Quist is the new Godfrey Elementary School principal...

CTE changed his life – he wants more students to benefit

He went to Washington D.C. to plead the case to lawmakers for more career and technical ed program funding...

From coaching to educator, she’s inspired by listening to students and an empowering playlist

Abby Wiseman is the new principal at Lowell Middle School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Former UPS loader-driver, woodworker wants students to feel heard

William Martin is the new principal at Caledonia High School...

Cook’n up the dance moves

Aaron Berlin is the new dean at Wyoming Junior High. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...
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